St Helens’ top policeman is set to take part in a fundraising challenge in memory of the two officers murdered last year by gangster Dale Cregan.
Chief Supt Rob Carden, the area commander for St Helens, is among dozens of Merseyside Police officers taking on a 125-day Run To Remember challenge.
All proceeds will be donated to the PC Nicola Hughes Memorial Fund, which raises money to for the Care of Police Survivors (COPS), Victim Support and the North West Benevolent Fund.
Event co-ordinator Constable Mark Hobin, whose also from St Helens, said: “We heard about the event from our colleagues in Greater Manchester and straight away we had 42 officers and staff members sign up to take part.
“Representatives from all 43 forces in England and Wales are taking part in the challenge, which involves running 250 miles over 125 days.
“As fellow officers, we were all affected by the deaths of PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone, and we hope through our efforts both on the road and through our fundraising, will hope to make meaningful contribution to this great charity.”
Nat Hughes, Nicola Hughes’ mum said: “As a family we have been overwhelmed by the response we have received for Run to Remember. The support from police staff throughout the country has been great and made us feel like part of the police family.
“This is a fantastic tribute to Nicola and she would be so proud of everyone taking part.”
Anyone who wishes to contribute to the Merseyside Police’s Run to Remember can do so online at: www.justgiving.com/teams/teammerpol